University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

Hamburg, Germany

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of cerebrovascular disease (program ID: 243409)

Christian Gerloff

Prof. Dr. med.

Christian Gerloff

Department of Neurology

Specialized in: neurology

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The Department of Neurology has particular competence in the treatment and research of vascular diseases. With the largest national Stroke Unit in Hamburg, the department is able to improve the care of stroke patients continuously. Specialized medical teams will plan the optimal treatment methods for patients suffering from headache and other pains, and take care of patients with highly complex diseases in the neurological intensive care unit. The Department of Neurology is “often recommended” according to the Focus List of Specialist Clinics for Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson 2016.

Main focus of the Department of Neurology includes treatment of spasticity, diagnosis and treatment of seizure disorders, degenerative diseases of nervous system and demyelinating diseases of the central nervous system, diagnosis and treatment of extrapyramidal diseases, movement disorders, benign brain tumors, diseases of nerves, nerve roots and plexus, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of neuromuscular junction and nerve muscle.

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • physical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • general urine analysis
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • inflammation indicators (CRP, ESR)
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • neurological examination
  • cerebrovascular doppler ultrasound
  • contrast x-ray blood vessels examination
  • angio- MRI scan
  • neuropsychological tests (on indications):
    • ENMG (electroneuromyography)
    • EEG (electroencephalography)
    • SEPs (somatosensory evoked potentials)
    • VEPs (visually evoked potentials)
    • BAEP tests (brainstem auditory evoked potential)
  • nursing services
  • consultation of related specialists 
  • treatment by chief physician and all leading experts
  • explanation of individual treatment plan
    (the cost of medicines is not included)
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Duration of program:

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About hospital

The University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) consists of more than 80 interdisciplinary cooperating clinics, polyclinics and institutes in 14 medical centers. The Hospital ranks No. 7 in the FOCUS-clinic list 2016 and has 1,346 beds in all. Annually takes the UKE approximately 92,000 inpatients and 291,000 outpatients. There are 2,400 physicians and scientists among more than 9,600 employees. And 3,100 employees work as nurse or therapist.  Research priorities of the UKE are neurosciences, oncology and health services research.

The Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf has a long tradition in the medical treatment of international patients. For many years, patients come from all over the world in order to be treated by renowned professors and doctors. In Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf, international patients can receive the same medical services as German patients.

Accommodation in hospital

Patients rooms

The kid rooms have everything needed for a comfortable stay. The kid bathroom includes both a toilet and a shower. All rooms offer functional beds with orthopaedic mattresses ensuring unsurpassed support for overall body during sleep. There are bedside stands with pull-out tables, lockers and safe boxes in each room. It is also possible to access the Internet from a PC, smartphone or tablet so that kids always keep in touch with their parents and other family members. There is also a TV in each room.
You can opt for a single or a double room. An accompanying person may stay with the kid in the room. A double room is shared with another patient.
The enhanced comfort rooms are equipped with a safety box, a fridge and upholstered furniture.

Meals and Menus

The patient and the accompanying person are offered a daily choice of three menus. If you are on a specific diet for any reason, you will be offered an individual menu. Please inform the medical staff about your dietary preferences prior to the treatment.

Further details

Standard rooms include:






Christian priests are available for the patients at any time. Representatives of other religions may be requested at any time.

Accompanying person

Your companion may stay with you in your room or at a hotel of your choice during the fixed program.


You may stay at the hotel during the outpatient program. Our employees will support you for selecting the best option.